Following the Rector Regulation concerning the prevention of COVID-19, online learning for all courses has been carried out at President University.
In practice, online learning is flexible. This means that online learning can be carried out by any method, anywhere, anytime, and can follow the existing in-person class schedules or new schedules agreed both by the lecturers and students.
Coordinator of Online Campus, eCampus President University, Ronny Juwono, M.T., revealed that an online learning platform has been provided by President University to facilitate online classes. “eCampus President University has been long prepared for facilitating online classes. Even previously, there were several lecturers who have applied online learning in their classes. There will be more users at this time because all in-person classes are transferred to online classes,” said Ronny.
Rony explained that its utilization is quite easy, students only need to log in by using their username and password on the page https://ecampus.president.ac.id/. To enroll in a class, the students can insert the enrollment key that they acquire from their lecturer on that specific course. “If they have been enrolled in the class, the students and the lecturer can directly conduct their classes while using the features set up by the lecturer. Some of the features are Assignment, Quiz, Chat, even Video Conference,” he said.
Even though eCampus has been prepared for the lecturers to use, President University allows lecturers to utilize other online applications that they feel more compatible with their necessities and preferences. “Whichever the application is, if the lecturers and students find any difficulties during their online learning experience, the eCampus team of President University will be more than glad to give them assistance. Any inquiries may be sent to [email protected],” Rony explained.
The eCampus team will frequently suggest alternative online applications for the lecturers and the students, one of them is Webex, an online application by Cisco that supports the video conference feature. “The aim is so that the students and the lecturers can carry out learning processes smoothly,” closed Ronny.
Online learning method is not only applied to replace in-class learning activities. Practical activities, thesis consultation, even thesis defense can be conducted online.